Monday, July 30, 2007

More Pictures

I have processed and uploaded some new pictures. These were taken over the span of a couple trips this last month.
Here's a link to the pictures: July Trip Pictures

Monday, July 23, 2007

Recent Cartoon

This cartoon appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune recently. Quite appropriate.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

July 4th

As with every 4th of July we have a parade in Vernal. And before the parade we get a fly-over by fighter jets from Hill Air Force Base. LaRue and I usually just hang around long enough to see the jets and then head home.
This year the jets were accompanied by a bomber. Unfortunately, I didn't think to carry my camera. Dang!

But when we got home I managed to get these pictures of a B-17 that was circling our neighborhood. Awesome!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sunday, July 1, 2007


Yesterday (Friday) at work we got calls on a wildfire north of the small town of Neola which is located about 10 miles north of Roosevelt. Here's a map showing the location of towns in the area:

Neola is about 30-40 west of Vernal.

As of Saturday evening the fire had consumed over 15,000 acres and is still burning out of control. The communities of Whiterocks, Tridell and Farm Creek (not on map) have been evacuated. Folks in Neola are opting to voluntarily leave as well.

The first two years LaRue taught school she lived and taught in Whiterocks.

There have been 3 deaths from the fire. A 63 year old man and his 43 year old son who were in a field purchasing hay from a 75 year old man. The fire took a sudden turn and they were caught. An 11 year old boy (son of the 43 year old) managed to run to safety. The others died.

By clinking here - Fire Pictures - or on the small picture at the top of this post you can see a few pictures I took from here in Vernal.

Some New Pictures

I have finally taken the time to post a new set of some recent pictures which we've been keeping in the digital camera for the last few months (more than the fingers on one hand). I have picked some of the better ones and created a new web-album. Here's the direct link: Some Recent Pictures